Keith Gardiner

Keith Gardiner


A graduate of Portsmouth Polytechnic (BA) and Southampton University (MA), Keith was a secondary school teacher in Portsmouth for 36 years. He has held a Door Supervisor Licence since 2008.

A leading figure in the National Union of Teachers at local, regional and national levels for many years, he has enjoyed helping to establish and run the family’s security business with wife Angie and son Ollie.

Keith says,

“From the outset I was determined that we would treat staff and clients well, showing them respect and operating honestly and transparently. I believe we have achieved that”.


  • Andy Denny

    We have never worked with a contractor from ANY area of the festival who is so dedicated to providing a first class service.


  • Nick Byrne

    Glad to see some friendly faces. When security greet you with a smile and a friendly hello, it’s hard not to give back and treat them with respect. Starting exchanges on the right foot makes a difference. Glad to see a security team that give the impression that they’re on ‘our’ side.

    Festival Customer

  • Ben Miles

    Vespasian has been with us from the start and we work well together as a team. We meet regularly to discuss service provision and they are flexible enough to meet our changing needs. Their expertise and experience of the industry have been invaluable to us and to the success of our venue.

    Little Johnny Russells

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